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Memorial Day ceremony at Mount Hope Cemetery

 S. John Collins/Baker City Herald

Gary Young, left, and Ed Busciglio, members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, help raise eight new flags at Mount Hope Cemetery honoring military service personnel. Memorial Day veterans services Monday included guest speaker Bill Harvey, Baker County Commission Chairman, who reminded the audience that freedom cannot be taken for granted. He said this is a day to remember and a day to pray for those in service of their country.

Preparing For Memorial Day at Mount Hope Cemetery

S. John Collins/Baker City Herald

Volunteers place more than 400 flags at Mount Hope Cemetery on Memorial Day. Helping early Monday morning are, from left, Alex Dyke, Sam Galvan and Kevin Churchill. The Avenue of Flags appears to ignite the cemetery grounds with flames of red, white and blue dancing in the breeze. The veterans memorial service began at 11 a.m. to honor those who gave their lives as the ultimate sacrifice in defending America’s freedom. 

Eastern Oregon Regional Theatre Director Retiring

Lynne Burroughs is one of the two co-founders of the Eastern Oregon Regional Theatre. (S. John Collins//Baker City Herald file photo)

The posters provide a walk through 13 seasons of community theater — laugh-out-loud comedies, creepy mysteries, tearjerker dramas, silly melodramas and musicals that showcased local singing talent.

And now the future of Eastern Oregon Regional Theatre is uncertain.

Lynne Burroughs and Abby Dennis founded Eastern Oregon Regional Theatre (EORT) in 2003. They, along with Jean Simpson-Geddes, produced two plays that year — “The Taming of the Shrew” and “Crimes of the Heart."

Committee approves 2015/16 budget

After almost three hours of discussion and debate, the Baker City Budget Committee approved the proposed budget of more than $19.4 million, which includes just over $5 million in unappropriated funds for next fiscal year.  The current year’s budget is about $19 million.

There were several changes before the approval that came just before 9 o’clock Thursday night.

The Baker City Council must adopt the approved budget by the end of June and may make changes to it before it does.

The committee approved funding a school resource officer (SRO) for the Baker School District.

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